'''Ray Douglas Bradbury''' (August 22, 1920June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy
, science fiction
, horror fiction|horror
and mystery fiction
Widely known for his dystopia
n novel ''Fahrenheit 451
'' (1953) as well as his science fiction and horror story collections ''The Martian Chronicles
'' (1950) ''The Illustrated Man
'' (1951), and ''I Sing the Body Electric (short story collection)|I Sing the Body Electric
'' (1950). Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers.
Recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards|Pulitzer Citation
, Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including ''Moby Dick (1956)|Moby Dick
and ''It Came from Outer Space
''. Many of his works were adapted to comic book, television and film formats.
On his death in 2012, ''The New York Times